Olmsted County

Group seeks Clinic’s help with affordable housing

Randy Petersen reports in the Post-Bulletin that group of 40 to 50 local residents asked Mayo Clinic to lead in an effort to raise $60 million during the next five years to help create affordable housing in Rochester. In a letter to Dr. John Noseworthy, CURE — Communities United for Rochester Empowerment — also asked… More

Addressing the Need for Affordable Housing in Southeast Minnesota

From KAAL-TV: Affordable housing is a topic on the minds of many local leaders, and as Rochester and Southeast Minnesota continues to grow that topic is a top priority.“Workforce development is a huge issue for our entire economic region,” said Steve Borchardt with the Rochester Area Foundation. Concerned members of the public, city leaders and… More

GMHF releases Olmsted County Housing Framework

The 2016-2020 Housing Framework is the result of a multi-year, community-based planning process jointly led by Olmsted County and Rochester Area Foundation. These and other community partners are already taking steps to address the area’s affordable housing shortage. The 2016-2020 Housing Framework presents “high,” “medium,” and “low” goal options for accelerating affordable housing production in… More

John Errigo, GMHF Syndication & Loan Officer

City to study affordable housing options

The Rochester City Council on Monday took action to hire a consultant firm, Grounded Solutions Network, to provide recommendations on an inclusionary housing policy. The firm has provided consultations to more than 50 U.S. cities and organizations, according to a proposal it submitted to the city April 15. Olmsted County housing staff and a representative… More

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Our view: We need broader housing discussion

As John Errigo of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund reviewed findings from a recent study conducted by the former Cornerstone Partnership, he noted discussions with developers indicated support for inclusionary housing policies. Such policies would create more clarity, reduce time for gaining approvals and level the playing field for projects. However, it raised a question… More

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